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Rent The Zoo

 & Cater Your Event

Your guests will go WILD for your event at the zoo!

Private Events

Calling all party animals! Host your next birthday, corporate event, holiday party, or family reunion at one of the most unique venues around, the Henry Vilas Zoo! We have a wide selection of spaces available to rent year-round, and on select summer nights — the entire zoo is available to rent. Help make memories, a private event at the zoo is sure to be unforgettable for kids and adults of all ages!

Birthday Parties

Party with the animals and make your child’s birthday an experience to remember!

The zoo is a great place to celebrate your birthday. Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring the zoo and learning about the animals that call it home. We offer birthday party rentals in both our Glacier Grille (the only restaurant in the United States that overlooks polar bears!) and our main tent. The Henry Vilas Zoo looks forward to making your next party a hit!

For more information about birthday parties, please contact

Henry Vilas Zoo Rent The Zoo

Rent the whole zoo for your company picnic, family reunion, or other large events!

On select summer nights, the entire zoo is available to rent! Reserving the whole zoo for your event will give your group exclusive access to the entire zoo, including the main tent. It also includes access to the best experiences the zoo has to offer.

Included Activities

  • Meet some of our favorite zoo “education animals”
  • Take unlimited rides on the carousel and zoo train
  • Feed our friendly zoo goats
  • And more!

Guests can serve alcohol during these special events, as well as hire additional entertainment.

For more information about renting the zoo for a private or corporate event, check out our corporate night brochure here or please contact with any questions.

Holiday Parties

Host your holidays at the Henry Vilas Zoo!

A private, holiday event at the zoo is something your guests will go WILD for! Together, you’ll enjoy the zoo under thousands of twinkling lights and experience the wonder of the holiday season like never before!

Guests can serve alcohol on these special nights, as well as hire additional entertainment.

For additional details and pricing, please contact


Event Questions?

Private zoo events are a “roaring” good time! They also give your guests the opportunity to learn about our zoo animals and wildlife conservation efforts.

We’d love for you to host your next event at the zoo. For more information, please email

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